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Has Lion prediction on crime already come true?

On September 12th I wrote:

I believe that when stop-and-frisk is abolished, we will first start to see increased crime in those gentrifying but not-yet-safe areas that hipsters like to move to. For example, when hipsters first started moving into Crown Heights they got mugged a lot, but then the police starting doing a lot of stop-and-frisk in the area, and that put the fear of the law into would-be muggers and the rate of muggings went down.

Today I read about the knockout game:

As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, the “game” has been picking up steam in particular in Brooklyn. There have been seven so-called “knockout” or “polar bear” assaults in the Crown Heights and Midwood sections of Brooklyn since October, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday.

The attacks have been caught on camera. People simply walk by and are sucker-punched by the offenders for no apparent reason.

We should note that this has not been reported at the New York Time which has all the news that’s fit to print, because any news that puts black youth in a bad light is not fit to print.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

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  1. The only solution anyone should be talking about is aggressive birth control for any recipients of any kind of government aid.

    mindweapon

    November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Start with demanding criminals be sterilized, not welfare recipients. Criminals are less sympathetic and it’ll garner support from white soccer moms.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

      • After the public gets used to the idea of sterilizing criminals, then advance to welfare bums, drug addicts, juvenile “youths” and we’re on our way to sterilizing at least 70% of the NAM population.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

      • you dont get it ? welfare moms are a protected democratic class. they are the democratic voting block. nothing will happen to them as along as they vote D.

        eric Cartman

        November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

      • they are the democratic voting block.

        I was talking about sterilizing criminals first, then welfare moms.

        There are lots of things that could be done to change the culture

        Blacks were the same proportion of criminals in the 1950s as they are today. This is back when the culture was at optimal levels and they still couldn’t function in white society.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

      • Blacks were the same proportion of criminals in the 1950s as they are today. This is back when the culture was at optimal levels and they still couldn’t function in white society.

        I never said changing the ratio of black/white crime would happen (or was even a goal). Also your conclusion about not being able to function in society doesnt follow from your premise. If overall crime rates are low enough then even when a group with a relatively high crime rate can still have one that is negligible in absolute terms. Plus crime is only one factor in evaluating any group. Although I’m certainly not one to argue that Blacks have been good for the US.

        It is worth noting that overall crime rates have changed dramatically over time despite the fact that criminality is heritable. And even if the black/white crime rate ratio has remained steady throughout US history there are examples of dramatic changes in the crime rate ratio of other ethnic groups both between and within countries. You can say the same thing about other traits such as height and IQ. I think many people here don’t fully understand what heritability means.

        reynald

        November 23, 2013 at EDT am

    • That would be a very good policy but it’s ridiculous to suggest that it is the only solution. There are lots of things that could be done to change the culture and the economy so that they actually work for the majority and aren’t just rigged for the benefit of a tiny minority.

      reynald

      November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

      • I’m curious, what would actually change the culture?

        Mike

        November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

      • You get higher paying jobs by limiting immigration and trade and changing the corporate structure to give workers more control over corporations and then you have government programs that force people to get up and go to those jobs.

        reynald

        November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

      • @Mike:

        I’m curious, what would actually change the culture?

        Since you have enough concern to ask The Question, I’ll answer:
        …You already know what to do.
        You just lack the resolve to do it.

        Maybe you’ll acquire it
        Maybe
        Not

        Firepower

        November 25, 2013 at EDT pm

    • “should Should SHOULD~SHOULD!”

      There ya go again!
      I “should” get paid $50,000 a month
      To bang Katy Perry…

      btw, the rest of the replies’ “wonderful wishes” are quite quaint too.

      quid pro quaint

      Firepower

      November 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • yeah, good point.

        mindweapon

        November 24, 2013 at EDT pm

  2. How would ending stop-and-frisk increase the incidence of crimes committed with fists?

    Bostonian

    November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

    • I guess because they break up loitering youths. (?)

      CamelCaseRob

      November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Stop and frisk takes knives and guns away from criminal thugs. Getting punched in the head, as unpleasant it may be, is much better than getting stabbed or shot.

      Ode

      November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Plus this isn’t actually an increase in crime just a possible increase in of a very particular type of crime. Plus this is something that is reportedly increasing in many cities not just those the one that recently stopped stop and frisk.

      reynald

      November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

  3. FOX News had on one of the white 20-something girls who was attacked by the blacks in DC last week. Of course, the race of the attackers/victims was never mentioned though all the attacks shown on video were of blacks attacking whites (always from behind – when you are hit from behind and not expecting the punch it is easy to be knocked out). Though they did at least mention that many of these attacks have resulted in death (from the victims hitting their head on the concrete).

    The girl was about the most stereotypical SWPL specimen you can think of. She was riding her bike alone and said she politely tried to go around the blacks when they blocked her way. The punch didn’t knock her out (these blacks must have been real pussies) and she just kept riding as the blacks were laughing at her. Her solution? In all seriousness she said the answer is more after school programs.

    The real answer is more of the Bernie Goetz and George Zimmerman treatment.

    Bernie

    November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

    • “(always from behind – when you are hit from behind and not expecting the punch it is easy to be knocked out)”

      Knocked out or knocked down? I’m not a skilled fighter and I ask the question honestly. I’ve taken a handful of serious blows to the head over my lifetime (several to the back) and I’ve never been knocked out. It’s my understanding that a knock-out is typically the result of making the neck snap by hitting a sweet spot on the chin.

      Robert

      November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

  4. If you’re a man* who frequently finds himself in situations where you think you might be the victim of one of these “random” attacks, I strongly advise you to blankly look any potential attacker directly in the eyes. This is the best way to avoid becoming a victim. White people tend not to look directly at blacks and many blacks view this as offensive, like hearing car doors lock when a white person is driving by blacks on the street. Look right at them and chances are they’ll move on to the next guy. This works for two reasons: 1) You seem friendly to blacks or at least comfortable around them if you don’t avoid their gaze, and 2) Even if looking directly at them doesn’t make you seem comfortable, most people aren’t sociopaths and looking at them might humanize you to the point where it wouldn’t feel good for them to try and find the knock-out button on your chin.

    *This is probably bad advice for women for reasons that should be obvious.

    This video (I was surprised to see it’s a year old) has been posted by a couple of my liberal NYC Facebook friends recently:

    I’m a little sympathetic, but just a little. It really does suck to harass and threaten an innocent person on the street for looking wrong, but until NAMs end the stop snitching culture and begin to police themselves when it comes to minor stuff, I see no better alternative.

    Robert

    November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

    • i have found that most white people dont hold eye contact with anyone

      theoak

      November 22, 2013 at EDT am

    • Cops don’t like people who challenge them, if even only verbally, like this fellow. And, why should they? The idea behind a police force is to establish social order. When I get asked a question by police I respond respectfully. These urban youths seem obsessed with being respected without understanding that respect in rational societies only comes from achievement, reliability or age. Society is a hierarchy and cops know those who don’t know their place are likely troublemakers. This counters democratic conceits, but democracy is a political order not a social order. Sure it sucks to be a youth and to be treated as one. So what?

      Curle

      November 22, 2013 at EDT am

      • Like I said, I think stop-and-frisk is necessary as long as NAMs refuse to police themselves, and that’s not something I expect to see anytime soon. Cops are prole by definition, so stop-and-frisk tends to be prole-on-prole. You shouldn’t expect every stop to be nice and polite. The cops need to let they people they stop-and-frisk know who’s the boss and initially, I think the cops in the video I posted did a good job. They let the kid know why he looks suspicious and gets stopped so often. They did, however, cross the line when they threatened to break the guy’s arm or punch him in the face. That’s beyond unprofessional, probably meets the legal standard for terroristic threats (a felony) in NYC, and simply shouldn’t happen.

        Robert

        November 23, 2013 at EDT pm

    • NAMs policing themselves. You make me laugh!

      JS

      November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

    • I briefly look any oncoming black male in the eyes. I try to indicate that I see him and am not intimidated, but I’m not sure that’s always the best thing to do in all cases. I think some black males will take brief eye contact as a challenge and say something to cause a reaction (e.g. “what you looking at cracka?”). And I know I would loudly & vulgarly respond (i.e. “fuck you!”), and it would go bad from there.

      This actually happened to me last year as I was leaving the public library during my lunch break, rushing back to my comfortable, air conditioned high-rise office building. The skinny 20-year old black man immediately chimped out and threw his soft drink toward my direction (though not at me). I immediately went from code white to code red and headed straight for him. He sort of backed away and I could see he was having second thoughts, as was I as I. In an instant, I could see a fight breaking out w/ both of us going to jail and then me having a serious problem at work (but, oddly, I seemed more concerned about tearing my pressed slacks and getting his blood on my white button-down shirt). As I started to walk off in the other direction, so did he.

      When about to encounter more than one, then make yourself invisible, cross the street, or even half jog away. Probably best to just avoid places where black males will be.

      E. Rekshun

      November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

      • I once witnessed an attack by a black hispanic here in NYC on a White kid, because he “looked” at him.

        JS

        November 23, 2013 at EDT am

      • “Probably best to just avoid places where black males will be.”

        Libraries.

        Nobody

        November 23, 2013 at EDT am

      • “Probably best to just avoid places where black males will be.”

        Agreed. A lot of people who comment on Lion’s blog also read Heartiste/Roissy. My eye contact advice fits into his generalized “act like an alpha male even if you have to fake it” thing. Young blacks males, on average, are just regular guys. The ones who want to knock you out, however,tend to be animals who smell fear like dogs. You can condition yourself to eliminate that fear if you try.You shouldn’t have to; but the world is how it is and if you live in a big American city,this is our reality. I’ve spent time in prison. America is getting more like it.

        Robert

        November 23, 2013 at EDT pm

      • Picture an Alpha Male – Wall St Hedge Fund manager jogging in Central park and he meets a group of black thugs with very few people around to call for help. You think he’ll be unscathed? I don’t think so.

        JS

        November 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • @JS

        I don’t know if he’d leave the situation unscathed, but I stand by my advice: non-confrontational eye contact along with an attitude that doesn’t suggest fear will, more often than not, make them move on to the next guy. I’ve had A LOT of experience with young, violent black males and the advice I’m giving to anyone who’s reading this has saved me more than once.

        Robert

        November 25, 2013 at EDT pm

  5. “Knockout King” seems to be spreading like wildfire across the east coast. Here is a story about an Asian medical researcher at Yale who received a broken nose from “knockout” (6 knockout attacks in New Haven over just two days!):

    http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/rash_of_attacks_may_be_linked_to_knockout_game/id_63198

    Sanjuro

    November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

  6. I believe that when stop-and-frisk is abolished, we will first start to see increased crime in those gentrifying but not-yet-safe areas that hipsters like to move to.

    100% correct. De Blasio hasn’t even been sworn in yet and urban “youth” across the country feel free to roam around attacking SWPLs at will.

    Well played, Lion.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

  7. After six years in NYC, I was the victim of a crime for the first time last night. I was walking through Central Park around 6:30 pm with my headphones in reading some blog (I was on the west side in the low 60s – ostensibly a very safe area), when three young black males approached me from behind, tried to grab my phone, and pushed me to the ground. I was able to wrestle my phone away before the one who made the initial grab could gain full possession, and I got up and ran away from them, hoping they weren’t armed (they fortunately were not). They tried to chase me down for about 75 yards but were pretty surprised to get outrun by a white guy in boat shoes.

    The police found and arrested the youths shortly thereafter. They were three 16-year-olds who came from the Bronx looking to steal stuff, and apparently they’d done the same thing to two other (white) guys just minutes before they tried doing it to me. The officers I talked to said there had been a recent uptick in this kind of thug behavior and mentioned the knockout game to me. First I’d heard of it. They were also VERY unhappy about the potential ending of stop and frisk. The police know exactly who the bad guys are, and they want every tool in their arsenal to deal with them.

    Anyway, be careful. The city may indeed be getting less safe.

    Orin Incandenza

    November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

    • That’s amazing that this happened in a good neighborhood and not very late in the day.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 22, 2013 at EDT am

    • Working around anywhere ever wearing headphones is about as stupid a thing as you can do. Doing it in a major urban center is like wearing a sign that says “victimize me because I’ll never know it’s coming.”

      peterike

      November 22, 2013 at EDT am

    • Your story is not completely believable. 6:30 pm in Central Park West, even during this time of the year is crowded with bobo joggers running around the park, that even the most isolated areas of the park is teeming with people. Are you saying that there were no joggers around to call for help when the black thugs approached you or when you were running away from them?

      JS

      November 22, 2013 at EDT am

      • Believable or not, it happened. I’m testifying at a Grand Jury on Tuesday to keep them in jail. I was probably 50 feet past the jogging path when it happened, and my first instinct was to run like my ass was on fire, so I didn’t call for help. However, one of the other guys who was victimized had it happen on the jogging path. Apparently everyone around him was too scared/cowed to do anything.

        And to the guy below who says anyone who lives in a liberal city deserves to get victimized: do you really think all of us are liberals? We’re not all NYT-subscribing dweebs.

        Orin Incandenza

        November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

      • My husband was beaten and robbed in a very nice area mid morning on a weekend. There were pedestrians nearby and he was aware of his surroundings, but miscreants can work fast and take off even faster.

        Ironically he was never harmed in the crappy area we lived in at the time. Criminals probably realize there’s a greater risk vs reward ratio in wealthier areas.

        toomanyspiders

        November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

      • JS, a ‘youth’ shoots a man in a crowded public plaza over a biggie jacket, and you have a hard time believing they wouldn’t dare rob someone in central park in the evening?

        L

        November 23, 2013 at EDT am

      • “JS, a ‘youth’ shoots a man in a crowded public plaza over a biggie jacket, and you have a hard time believing they wouldn’t dare rob someone in central park in the evening?”

        Not the robbing part, but Orin’s calling for help from his fellow bobos or the lack thereof in his case.

        But I wouldn’t be surprised, given the fact that most bobos are so full of themselves and often oblivious to their surroundings. I say more NAM attacks are needed to wake them up.

        JS

        November 23, 2013 at EDT am

      • “Apparently everyone around him was too scared/cowed to do anything”.

        And yet, Wall St banker types (the joggers in the park) can eff everybody, but can’t fend themselves from NAMs.

        JS

        November 23, 2013 at EDT am

    • People walking around with headphones and/or reading anything put themselves in danger. They are less aware of their surroundings & thus more vulnerable to . In 2012 alone, theft of Apple products went up by 40%. Clearly, they are popular in Bronx and yet un-gentrified parts of Brooklyn. Just my guess, but number of collisions between distracted pedestrians & cars must have increased too.

      dries

      November 22, 2013 at EDT am

      • Your comment about headphones putting you in danger is most definitely true and a lesson I’ve learned from this. I didn’t think there would be roaming thugs in that particular part of town, but apparently they can be anywhere.

        Orin Incandenza

        November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

    • good you deserved to be attacked for being in a liberal city. its your fault. hopefully it happens again and again to all liberals in all cities, until the streets run red with blood.

      eric Cartman

      November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Dave Pinsen?

      Curious

      November 24, 2013 at EDT am

  8. Had to listen to a co-worker spin the old ‘there but for the Grace of God go I’ bull crap today referring not to the victims but the attackers (the “we can all fall in the eyes of God” meme). SWPLs are desperate to tell themselves this is a bug not a feature of the attacker cohort.

    Curle

    November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

  9. Black kids, even middle class ones like Trayvon Martin, live in a cultural stew that glorifies random thuggery. Of course this is going to happen as a result.

    Back in the 1990’s Tipper Gore, Bill Cosby, and a bunch of black church-ladies tried to get some restrictions placed on children’s access to violent music, video games, and movies.

    The right could have embraced this idea and used this liberal do-gooder support to actually get these restrictions passed. Instead, the corporate sleazeballs, vulgarity-loving “South Park Republicans” and libertarian aspies blocked anything from happening.

    Tile

    November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Music and entertainment in the Caribbean are pretty sanitized compared to the vulgarity and violence of American rap music, but blacks there still have astronomically high crime rates. (especially murder)

      Camlost

      November 22, 2013 at EDT am

      • Murder is the only crime that can be fairly compared, because there is there is a body. Still in the US, murder rates would be higher if shootings and stabbings didn’t usually occur in cities, near great hospitals. I wonder how much higher. Any data on this?

        Dan

        November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

      • “Music and entertainment in the Caribbean are pretty sanitized compared to the vulgarity and violence of American rap music”

        This isn’t true, reggae is full of glorifying thuggery and anti-social behavior, and gangsta rap is popular there too. You can’t compare crime rates in such different societies anyway.

        Tile

        November 23, 2013 at EDT am

      • Europe’s black immigrants are more likely to commit crime than American blacks. Brazilian favelas have terrible crime rates. Do Europe and Brazil glorify violence to the extent gangsta rap does?

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 23, 2013 at EDT am

      • “Do Europe and Brazil glorify violence to the extent gangsta rap does?”

        Brazil, see “Funk Carioca.”
        Europe, see the homegrown rap scenes in the UK/France

        aki (@DSGNTD_PLYR)

        November 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • “Do Europe and Brazil glorify violence to the extent gangsta rap does?”

        Every large African diaspora group in the Western world has a huge and dominant gangster rap music popular culture. Are you really unaware that black teenagers in Jamaica, France, Holland, the United States and England listen to very similar music? This isn’t new, it took 3-5 years for the big record labels to realize that gangster rap is a goldmine, selling very well to blacks and moderately well to other groups anywhere teenagers have disposal income.

        Tile

        November 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • Brazil, see “Funk Carioca.”
        Europe, see the homegrown rap scenes in the UK/France

        So no matter what surrounding culture blacks live in thug music flourishes. Some would argue this didn’t exist in the 1950s and earlier. But I wonder to what extent this sanitized black music was just a function of old blues, jazz, country, and rock record executives selecting the best behaved blacks. I suspect the underlying criminality of blacks still existed even in the 50s. It just wasn’t publicized by music industry execs.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • “Still in the US, murder rates would be higher if shootings and stabbings didn’t usually occur in cities, near great hospitals. I wonder how much higher. Any data on this?”

        Here’s a paper on the effects of medical advances on the homicide rate: http://people.wku.edu/james.kanan/Murder%20and%20Medicine.pdf

        For example, they estimate that in 1999, there would have been 52,000 homicides in the US (instead of the 15,500 that actually occurred) if medical technology had been what it was in 1960 (ceteris paribus, of course).

        K

        November 25, 2013 at EDT am

  10. I get it, the black double standard is galling. I agree. I still have no idea why you vote GOP apart from that one issue.

    Dr. Grzlickson

    November 21, 2013 at EDT pm

    • He prefers the GOP’s foreign policy

      The Dark Hours

      November 22, 2013 at EDT am

      • He prefers the GOP’s foreign policy

        Foreign policy could indeed be improved. Israel, for example, could use more robust support from America. They currently have to make do with only 3 billion in weapons sales and lukewarm diplomatic support. We should at a minimum ramp up our diplomatic support to include no territorial concessions to Arabs, at a minimum. After all, we don’t ask South Korea or India to make territorial concessions to North Korea and Pakistan.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

      • I’m sure there are actual sales as well but the 3 billion is given not sold. I’m curious what your explanation is for the fact that the super clever Jews (who I believe don’t actually do very well on IQ tests in Israel) have to rely so heavily on US “aid” and can’t just fight the weak minded arabs themselves.

        reynald

        November 23, 2013 at EDT am

      • Reynald, 70% of the money goes to American arms manufacturers. In reality the subsidy is payoff to American defense corporations. No, Israel doesn’t need the money anymore. But it’s still a trifle compared to what America’s invested in protecting other nations.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 23, 2013 at EDT am

      • The money goes to american companies but the arms go to israel. It’s aid. The same was true of the Marshall plan and everyone calls that aid. If it weren’t aid then we would keep the arms ourselves.

        reynald

        November 23, 2013 at EDT pm

      • The Marshall plan was a big success.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 24, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Not speaking for LOTB, but the whole Leftist agenda isn’t sustainable. If carried far enough it will convert all of the middle-class into the working poor. And then it will destroy the working-poor by bringing in every impoverished 3rd worlder that wants to come here.

      CamelCaseRob

      November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

      • but the whole Leftist agenda isn’t sustainable. If carried far enough it will convert all of the middle-class into the working poor.

        The same thing is true of the Right. Either side without the other would lead the country over a cliff. The fact that they’re different cliffs doesn’t really matter.

        reynald

        November 23, 2013 at EDT am

      • Reynald, how would rightists lead the world over the cliff? If you mean idiots like John McCain (who would bomb every developing country that still has a functioning government) you may be right, but John McCain is a senile nut despised by most Republicans who have been paying attention.

        But the American right today does not want war, and the American right (minus idiots McCain and Lindsay Graham) and the honest left formed a unified front against intervention in Syria, where Obama would have had us fighting on the side of Islamist extremists as we did in Libya and as we did diplomatically in Egypt.

        The right today does not want extravagent, unaffordable things. The American right mostly just wants people left alone.

        In that context I repeat, how would the right lead the world over a cliff?

        Dan

        November 23, 2013 at EDT pm

      • In that context I repeat, how would the right lead the world over a cliff?

        They would lead us over the corporatist plutocracy cliff. Right wing economics is just shilling for a tiny economic elite while pretending to follow some arbitrary and pointless set of principles

        The right today does not want extravagent, unaffordable things.

        Every other advanced country has more expansive health care coverage, better care and spends far less than we do. Does the right wing doesn’t want common sense proven solutions to the problem? No they just want to obstruct reform, funnel as much money as possible to small extractive elite, and use the exploding health care costs as an excuse to dismantle the social safety net. All while pretending, like yourself, to be sober headed rationalists keeping a lid on democratic fantasists.

        reynald

        November 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • “But the American right today does not want war”

        When there is a GOP president, 95% of Republicans will support a standard stupid invasion/occupation. When there is a Democratic president, that drops down to around half.

        Every single one of the GOP centers of power favors bombing Iran. And the idiots calling for the U.S. to get involved with the Georgia-Russia war on the side of Georgia were 100% on the right.

        I would be happy to have an anti-war Republican president, but that just isn’t going to happen. Reflective conservative bloggers like Lion and many heartland conservatives might realize that endless foreign wars are bad for the country, but they are out-financed by the military-industrial complex.

        Really, drive around NoVa sometime. The place is dripping with military lobbyists and defense contractors making and spreading around hundreds of billions of tax dollars.

        Tile

        November 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • What “reynald” conveniently ignores about those other healthcare programs is that they are heavily dependent on importing drugs, tools, and medical devices from the United States. He ignores the ethnic demographic factor in making, say, a German or Scandinavian healthcare system successful…that Germany and Scandinavia are full of Germans and Scandinavians. Finally, he ignores that massive network of private hospitals all over Europe where if you want services, you pay in cash.

        Comparing American healthcare outcomes to foreign healthcare outcomes is pointless because the demographic factors are not the same and most foreign healthcare systems are parasitic on the US healthcare system.

        map

        November 25, 2013 at EDT am

      • Curle, Democrats are anti-ware only when it benefits America. When if hurts America, then they will be pro-war. This is the basic nature of the Progressive. They default to anti-Americanism and anti-whitism at every turn.

        map

        November 25, 2013 at EDT am

      • I meant “Tile”.

        map

        November 25, 2013 at EDT am

      • Map: The main flaw of your argument is that you look at many factors but ignore the most important one which is that every other developed countries structures their health care system like a utility with strict government oversight and the US doesn’t.

        You’re argument about ethnicity is weak because WHO ranks Saudi Arabia, Oman, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Greece and many other not very successful countries above the United States. WHO also places Cuba only two slots below the US. It’s not just Germany and Norway above the US. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Health_Organization_ranking_of_health_systems_in_2000 Also you’re deeply misinformed if you think the WHO is only ranking life expectancy.

        Your argument about other countries sucking off American innovation is a very common one and one that I think is very difficult to prove conclusively one way or the other. All the same I think it’s quite silly. US drug companies spend 2.5 times as much on advertising as research. Much of US advertising (direct to consumer) is illegal in other developed countries and most of the rest ought to be.

        Even with research spending a significant portion is spent on making minimal improvement to existing drugs in order to extend patents and not to developing new medicines. And a significant portion of research money is also dedicated to carrying out rigged studies (where among other things they bribe medical researchers to put their names on papers written by the company making the drugs being studied) . It’s not at all clear that bloated pharmaceutical costs drive innovation in any way or that if they did you couldn’t counteract any negative effect by just taking small portion of money saved and using it to directly finance research.

        Plus the huge percentage of US healthcare costs spent on administration, paying for preventable medical mistakes, and other expenses that don’t drive innovation in any way.

        The only other area where supposed american exceptionalism and quality manifests itself in such bloated prices is in higher education which I think is a claim that most of the poeple here don’t have any problem seeing for what it is.

        The fact that you’re going out of your way to defend a system that costs so much more and inflicts so much more damage than system in similar countries is a perfect illustration of the way that the american right wing has been captured by a tiny economic elite.

        Also your point about wars is even more stupid than your one about healthcare and doesnt even deserve a response.

        reynald

        November 26, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Politics is nothing but religion under a different banner. On the one side he has the adherents of the GOP whose leaders believe nothing (as do leaders of all such large operations) but whose followers turned a Jew into a sacred object and who believe in rewards after death (an excellent means of avoiding the full effects of here-and-now narcissism). On the other hand, he has a group, the Progressives, whose followers have turned NAMs into sacred objects and who, in addition, believe in utopian trajectories guided by folks who are more often than not numbskulls or malignant narcissists and who, in the pursuit of their utopian trajectories, don’t hesitate to kill lots of here-and-now people, including Jews. Listening to the former talk about their guns and Jesus might be boring, but hardly deadly. The other, not so much.

      Curle

      November 23, 2013 at EDT pm

  11. The connection to stop-and-frisk here is tenuous but it may have some effect, in that word on the street may be that de Blasio called off the dogs. Even though that hasn’t happened yet and he’s not even mayor.

    But the much bigger factor is the faddish nature of knockout game. Blacks are immensely fad driven, as witness the countless times we’ve seen mob scenes greet the release of the latest hot sneaker. Knockout game is now the hot new fad, amplified tremendously by social media. As crimes go it’s relatively easy to get away with. It’s often spontaneous. And I suspect even if caught there will be very little jail time, if any, especially for first offenders and minors, unless the person dies.

    This all being the case, I don’t see anything slowing down the increase in knockout game. It’s a trend that will have to peter out on its own, because the mighty hand of the State will (a) never acknowledge this a black problem and (b) never take appropriate steps to stop it. So expect a lot more of this. The fact that the media is now reporting it — though nearly always as raceless “youths”, as if anyone is fooled by that any more — is a good thing. The only real defense is to avoid passing packs of young blacks. Do whatever you need: cross the street, turn around and walk the other way, step into a building until they pass. Whatever it takes and don’t less embarrassment or some idiotic sense of SWPL shame stop you.

    I look forward to the first case of a guy getting knocked down and then pulling out a gun and killing a few of the youths.

    peterike

    November 22, 2013 at EDT am

    • That already happened back on March 26th in Lansing, Michigan. The kid was shot twice and then sent to jail for 1 year.

      CamelCaseRob

      November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

    • “Blacks are immensely fad driven,” ————–

      Yes, as are children. In fact, anyone notice the general childishness of the teens responding to reporter questions about the knockout game? I would expect whites or Asians of the same age group to respond with a greater degree of sobriety.

      Curle

      November 23, 2013 at EDT am

  12. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/chilling-note-found-body-murdered-teacher-article-1.1525898

    FYI. St.skittles II, raped Colleen Ritzer with an ‘object’ before slashing her throat.

    L

    November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

  13. OT (sort of) but Duke Lacrosse “Accuser” Crystal Mangum has been found guilty of murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. She was sentenced to 14 to 18 years. Jesus, this chick just can’t stay out of the papers: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/11/22/us/ap-us-duke-lacrosse-accuser.html?hp&_r=0

    ice hole

    November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

  14. I guess it’s okay now for the mainstream media to discuss polar bear hunting now that New York Jews are the victims.

    Shawn

    November 22, 2013 at EDT pm

  15. Lion, it’s finally happened.

    The liberals are blaming older whites on Medicare for Obamacare’s unpopularity and the general decline of the welfare state’s popularity.

    I refer you to Thomas Edsall’s column.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/opinion/edsall-the-obamacare-crisis.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    Cumulatively, recent developments surrounding the rollout of Obamacare strengthen the most damaging conservative portrayals of liberalism and of big government – that on one hand government is too much a part of our lives, too invasive, too big, too scary, too regulatory, too in your face, and on the other hand it is incompetent, bureaucratic and expropriatory.

    In addition, the Affordable Care Act can be construed as a transfer of benefits from Medicare, which serves an overwhelmingly white population of the elderly – 77 percent of recipients are white — to Obamacare, which will serve a population that is 54.7 percent minority. Over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act cuts $455 billion from the Medicare budget in order to help pay for Obamacare.

    Those who think that a critical mass of white voters has moved past its resistance to programs shifting tax dollars and other resources from the middle class to poorer minorities merely need to look at the election of 2010, which demonstrated how readily this resistance can be used politically. The passage of the A.C.A. that year forced such issues to the fore, and Republicans swept the House and state houses across the country. The program’s current difficulties have the clear potential to replay events of 2010 in 2014 and possibly 2016.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    November 23, 2013 at EDT am

  16. A few things:

    – Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), a freshman lawmaker from the New York City area, was attacked and robbed Tuesday evening in the Eastern Market area.

    – Always carry at least a quality knife. Doesn’t have to be a machete. A nice folder that can be opened with one hand is good.

    – “The only real defense is to avoid passing packs of young blacks…” Best advice there is.

    Nobody

    November 23, 2013 at EDT am


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