[TownHall] - Give Charles Murray, longtime scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, credit for courage. Again and again, despite outrageously unfair attacks, he has returned to the public arena and persisted in telling unwelcome truths. In his meticulous prose, with charts and tables so elegant as to betray an aesthetic bent, he makes his points with precision and clarity.
Murray's 1994 book "The Bell Curve," co-authored with Harvard psychologist Richard Herrnstein, evoked furious and undeserved denunciation. It will be interesting to see whether there is a similar reaction to his latest and much shorter book, "Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America."
His first truth is that "American Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians, as groups, have different means and distributions of cognitive abilities." Murray makes mincemeat of arguments against IQ tests and shows that they're highly correlated with achievement in schools and in later life. Asians have the highest average scores, followed by Whites, Latinos and Blacks.
Murray's second truth is that "American Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians, as groups, have different rates of violent crime." Murray deftly extrapolates from the best available crime rates and shows that average violent crime rates are far above average among Blacks, somewhat above average among Latinos, somewhat below average among Whites and almost negligible among Asians.
For many Americans, these are uncomfortable (I have often used the word "unhappy") truths. Blacks are about eight times more likely than Whites (I use Murray's capitalization practice) to commit violent crimes. And I feel a twinge of discomfort in the below-average cognitive ability scores of some of my ancestral ethnicities. Any time, anyone, solves a quadratic equation it is a microaggression against the Blacks?
Conventional media and academic elites routinely suppress these truths, apparently for fear that ordinary Americans would take them as a warrant for racial discrimination against individuals. To that argument, I reply, as I did in National Review in 1994 and in a Washington Examiner blog post in 2013, that ordinary Americans know better.
"They have learned, from school, from work, from everyday life, that there is wider variation within each measured group than between measured groups." They understand that averages don't reliably describe individuals, "that it is irrational to discriminate according to race or religion or ethnic group, and that it is rational to judge individuals on their own merits."
...Those in need of facing the reality of Charles Murray's two truths are not ordinary Americans, but elites -- the corporate leaders, gentry liberal voters and human resources department lifers who cling desperately to the identity politics of Black Lives Matter organizers and the critical race theory hucksters. How come nobody ever demands diversity for NFL/NBA?
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Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
06/25/2021 12:16 Comments ||
It's not about black people, it's about white people. The Left is terrified that its Main Enemy might be right about something. That must never be permitted. They will annihilate the Main Enemy before they will ever allow that.
So the senior generals/admirals, who’ve made it clear they strongly prefer Democratic rule to that of Trump Republicans, also want to stymie the China-orientation of the self-same Democratic government? I’m confused.
[American Thinker] Dong Jingwei is a Chinese defector working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He served as Vice Minister of State Security in the Chinese Ministry of Defense. Before defecting, he was responsible for the counterintelligence efforts in China. He was in a position to know about all things "espionage" in China and is perhaps the highest-level Chinese defector the U.S. has ever had. Even though the legacy media is playing it down, this is a big deal.
It speaks volumes that the man who knows the identity of all the Chinese spies in our country chose to defect to the DIA and only the DIA. Further, it’s reported that the DIA is not sharing the information it’s receiving with the FBI or CIA. Now, why would that be?
Dong provided details of meetings between U.S. officials, Chinese spies, and Russian SVR agents. He also provided details about how the Chinese government gained access to CIA communications, which resulted in the deaths of dozens of CIA assets. Anonymous sources are also reporting that members of the federal law enforcement community (i.e. FBI) are "scared s**tless" about Dong’s information.
Is it possible that the FBI and CIA are hopelessly compromised? As we’d say in Minnesota -- you betcha!
Dong has allegedly provided the names of Chinese spies working or attending universities in the U.S. He claims that a third of Chinese students in this country are actually PLA assets. To validate his claims, Dong has provided financial records showing which businessmen and public officials have received money from the Chinese Government. Private persons receiving money may or may not be illegal depending on what they’re doing for it. If they’re selling protected technology, it’s illegal. If they’re influencing public opinion, it may not be illegal, but is still problematic. However, public officials receiving money is a huge deal -- it’s either bribery or espionage.
How much are businesses, educators, public officials, and opinion influencers beholden to China? It appears to be a disturbing number.
Dong provided copies of Hunter Biden’s laptop hard drives to the DIA. Granted, there’s not much that’s secret about that laptop anymore. But isn’t China verifying their possession of those drives kind of like a blackmailer showing his victim pictures of himself in bed with an underage girl? How incriminating is that picture when information from Hunter’s laptop is combined with financial records which the Chinese surely have? Maybe there’s more than one underage girl in that photo.
In 2015, the Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) acquired Henniges Automotive. This acquisition is significant because Henniges Automotive provides stealth technology for the F-35 program. AVIC’s U.S. partners in this acquisition were none other than Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz. The acquisition was approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Secretary of State John Kerry was a member of the CFIUS during this decision. He is also the stepfather of -- surprise, surprise -- Chris Heinz! Dong provided details of how China was able to acquire stealth technology after the U.S. approved its purchase of Henniges Automotive.
Anyone who doesn’t see that the Biden family's financial ties to China leave President Asterisk vulnerable to blackmail is hopelessly naïve.
It now appears there was US government knowledge of the Wuhan goings on up to two years ago. Perhaps that is why Trump is no longer president. As you may recall, some of the earliest beltway anti-Trumpers were coming out of the intelligence community. Now that he is gone, all is quiet. Was Donald Trump kept in the dark, then removed for a reason, a precaution? Neither Biden or Harris will ever challenge the Chinese, a president Trump very likely would have.
The inevitable showdown with China may have been postponed.
It was a major disruption to my young life. Family went from living in the superintendents quarters at a beautiful state park to living next door to Fort Useless for a year. Dad was called up to assist in shipping army personnel out to Asia. I've been prejudiced against Commies ever since then.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 ||
06/25/2021 16:29 Comments ||
If you want to learn more try The Forgotten War. Nearly everything this administration is doing now with the services was done leading up to our involvement there. The 'occupation force' in Japan was not permitted to train (like most of the rest of the army) and subject to indoctrination - at least anti-commie as opposed to pro-commie today. The army deployed from the states was also untrained and only attrited the North Korean force around Pusan before rushing to the Chinese border. That lack of training and unit cohesion was amply demonstrated by the half a million Chinese, coming off a civil war, who descended upon them. Training and cohesion wouldn't be restored in theater till Ridgeway took over. Even in that, remember it was the South Korean army that did most of the fighting and dying.
“It’s not the lie, it’s the cover up,” said someone about a different situation.
[FOX] Dr. Anthony Fauci’s suspected web of deceit has grown even more tangled. So, too, does the legal jeopardy he could face.
Fauci, medical adviser to the president, has already been accused by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., of lying during a recent Senate hearing when he emphatically denied that U.S. taxpayer money was used for dangerous coronavirus experiments inside the Wuhan laboratory in China that might have caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Documents belie his testimony.
Now, there is newly revealed evidence that Fauci may also have given false or misleading statements during a House hearing a year ago that was examining that same funding.
As reported exclusively by Fox News, an upcoming book by two Washington Post reporters details how Fauci resisted a presidential directive from the Trump White House in April of 2020 to cancel a research grant to a nonprofit that was funneling taxpayer dollars to the Wuhan lab.
[Gateway] General Michael Flynn: Yeah, there is going to be something that is going to happen and I’m afraid that what it’s going to do is it’s going to further divide the country. It’s not going to be as dramatic as something you’re talking about with 9-11 and the stupidity, and this nonsense of UFOs and this apocalyptic crap is such garbage. People need to face reality. We need to face reality.
They are going to continue to go after Donald Trump. OK? They’re going to continue to go after Donald Trump. And I’m glad to see the president finally getting out and doing rallies. He’s going to be doing one in Sarasota here on the 4th of July. I think he’s going to up in Ohio on Saturday. So he’s going to get back out and he’s going to light the world on fire. Because I know they are going to go after him. And whenever they go after him it’s never pretty. It’s going to be ugly and that creates a lot of media attraction and everybody has to cover it. What does it mean? What is it going to do? And it keeps everybody off of the election fraud.
As I said at the beginning of the show, now repeat after me, the 2020 presidential election was stolen. There is no doubt in my mind anymore. There is none... And the truth will continue to come out. Something is going to happen. I don’t think we’re going to have to wait until the end of summer. I think it’s going to happen here fairly soon...because they must create noise prior to the Arizona audit starting to really bubble out. They are gonna have to do something.
[Babylon Bee] WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a speech yesterday, President Joe The Big Guy Biden ...46th president of the U.S. We get to suffer the consequences... made a compelling and powerful argument in defense of the Second Amendment. The president ranted on and on about how if people were to rebel against his iron-fisted rule, he would nuke them and send F-15 fighter jets to attack them in their homes. These statements alone were enough to convince millions of Americans the Second Amendment is still desperately needed to protect their natural right to defend themselves.
[BablylonBee] People across the nation were swayed by Biden's convincing argument that your own government would have no qualms about nuking them or sending fighter jets to attack them, convincing them once and for all that private gun ownership is super important for a free nation.
"The government would try to attack us with nukes and F-15s?" said one man in Iowa as he watched the video of Biden ranting incoherently about nuking his own people. "Yep, better hang on to this AR-15. In fact, I'd better go out and get five more."
"Honestly, I couldn't have made the case better if I tried," said one libertarian man in New Hampshire. "Not that I try to do anything. Really I just complain a lot and argue on the internet. Oh yeah, and weed. I smoke a LOT of weed." Still, he found enough energy to get up and go buy more guns.
At publishing time, every sporting goods store and gun shop in the country had named Joe Biden their salesman of the year, with the president narrowly beating out Beto O'Rourke for the honor.
[Times of Israel] Israeli nationals reportedly among those unaccounted for after tower collapses in heavily Orthodox area north of Miami; dozens pulled from rubble as rescuers search for more.
SURFSIDE, Florida — Nearly 100 people remained unaccounted on Midday Thursday, hours after a wing of a 12-story beachfront condo building collapsed near Miami, killing at least one person and trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal.
Rescuers pulled out dozens of survivors and continued to look for more.
Police said they were still without news of 99 people who may have been inside the apartment block at the time it collapsed. Another 102 building residents had been accounted for, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said.
Officials said they did not know how many were in the tower when it fell around 1:30 a.m.,
"The building is literally pancaked," Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said. "That is heartbreaking because it doesn’t mean, to me, that we are going to be as successful as we wanted to be in finding people alive."
Comments from a friend: What are the odds they had cameras set up way above the building that were perfectly ready to film the collapse in movie high definition quality?
How likely is that if it wasn't a planned in advance controlled demolition of an abandoned, or unsafe part of a building? Just like Sept. 11th was planned in advanced for perfect filming.
Seems like when buildings are found to have problems they can evacuate the bad unsafe part of the building, knock it down, get insurance to pay for it to be rebuilt on the stolen tax payers and insurance payers money.
If you carefully watch that surveillance camera video in slow-motion 3-5 FPS you can see distinct flashes reflecting from the base of the structure upward prior to it's fall over, and also along the side walls after the center section collapses then an uncanny almost 5 second pause before the adjacent structure on the left collapses into it's footprint almost like a carbon-copy of WTC-3 on Sept 13th!
Also look at the high res photos of the building remaining standing, notice how the wall cross-sections look as if someone cut them with a razor knife and the existing rebar embedded in the still stand concrete walls is bent downward at a CLEAN 90° downward bend-angle, almost as if the supporting concrete masonry which was embedded around the rebar was compromised somehow an then gave way, literally slid off of the same in a lateral downward motion!
This is NOT normal building structural failure modes people. Finally the present video we have DOES NOT HAVE sound recording of the event. This is VERY critical evidence that is needed. I am SURE there exists at-least several more Videotaped Surveillance Recordings and Seismographic Records someplace that were in the area.
I for one would be HIGHLY INTERESTED to hear the ENHANCED Sound Recording and Gravitational/Sub-surface recordings and records that were caught in the moments before and during that Building's collapse! (get it ?? Small booms in rapid succession ???)
This of course assuming there are other videotaped records and similar data from adjacent Buildings, Street Cameras, Store Night Cameras, Ring Doorbell Cameras <---(get these ones especially !!!) and similar electronic recording and security devices which were operating in the area and IN THE BUILDING ITSELF during the event.
Something is truly at work here. Even this close to the ocean, buildings do not just topple over like this one did on their own.
[News With Views] A psychosis is defined as "a severe mental disorder in which thought, and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality," be it temporary or permanent. There is no other way to explain the mass hysteria and ongoing fatal fear that grips a vast majority of Americans today — all of it carefully planned and crafted by the "experts" behind the creation of the COVID19 bioweapon and their highly profitable but fatal, COVID19 vaccines.
How else could anyone think that "white supremacists" are the greatest threat in America when we all know it has been the Black Lies Militia and America’s most dangerous fascists ANTIFA, who have been vandalizing, looting, and burning cities across the country, while also responsible for the vast majority of violent crimes in America? Such claims are a total disconnect with reality!
There hasn’t been a KKK or skinhead rally on U.S. soil in decades! When there was long ago, it was democrats involved, like truly racist Democrat heroes Senator Robert (KKK) Byrd and Joe Biden.
Likewise, nearly 100% of what we have been told about COVID19 for the past 18-months has since been proven false, in fact, outright lies. We were told the virus came from natural animal evolution, but now we know, it was created in the Wuhan bioweapons lab under the leadership and direction of none other than Dr. Anthony Fauci and his NIH.
We were told in early April 2020 that government mandated lockdowns, masking and social distancing would "flatten the curve" and defeat the virus within a couple weeks — and 18-months later, much of the U.S. economy is still shut down or on life support.
We have been told that 34,449,016 Americans (10.4%) have had COVID19. But only approximately 5,167,352 (1.56%) were actually symptomatic. We have been told that 618,294 (0.19%) Americans have died of COVID19. But the "experts " have since been forced to admit that the real number who may have died of COVID19 is much closer to 37,098 (0.011%) — approximately 6% of the originally stated false number.
Still, it has been used to totally control 100% of the U.S. (and global) population, mostly people who always "go long to get along," no matter how insane and suicidal it is! Control is what it was all about from the start, but for what end game purpose?
When I'm sound asleep, my thoughts and emotions lose contact with external reality. That's not a psychosis. The definition of terms in this article needs a great deal of refining. There certainly is a mass disruption of people's thinking going on nationwide.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 ||
06/25/2021 16:04 Comments ||
I missed all my best chances to die unexpectedly on a bicycle or trying to make stuff blow up while I was still an adolescent...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/25/2021 10:08 Comments ||
Ya I'm one of those agitators. Before I take any vaccine I would like to know the risks, I would like to know it went through full clinical trials. We have FDA approvals for a reason, Myocarditis to a heart patient is tough, but the profession is not looking at it, misdiagnosed as angina. We go down this road every once in a while here in America. Some new wonder drug get out without full approvals and has some significant long term effects on folks. The year I was born Thalidomide was rushed to market for mothers early in pregnancy. The birth defects were horrible. Then of course the flue vaccine in the late 70's that killed a bunch of folks before they could get it off the market. Then in the 90's they pumped the military full of the anthrax vaccine only to make people sick for a year. Of course DOD said it was all in our heads for years. So all of these have one thing in common with the COVID vaccine, none went through the full trials. This current vaccine has been out for months, and we are now finding heart issues? I'm not an agitator, I am also not a test group.
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
06/25/2021 15:37 Comments ||
Myocarditis and myositis have been known complications of viral infections for a very long time. Most of these cases come and go without any medical involvement, when affected patients recover on their own. Some cases of myocarditis can cause arrhythmias or dilated cardiomyopathy, which can kill. Some cases of myositis can result in kidney failure, which can also kill. These outcomes are very rare but get nearly all the publicity. It is too soon to know if myocarditis following the COVID vaccine will turn out to be significant or not.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 ||
06/25/2021 16:23 Comments ||
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.