The News: Fair and Unbiased

Reminder: Favorite Democratic presidential candidate Clinton (H.) must be considered innocent until she is found guilty by a court of law. Be patient!

The Obama Air Force bombed a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Afghanistan, killing about twenty people including doctors and underage patients. White House spokesperson: “We are still the best!” (Learning how to write headlines liberal style.)

I looked at a picture of the Oregon mass killer. He looked African-American to me. I am not an expert on race but I am pretty sure he would not have been seated at a Sears lunch counter in Mississippi in 1956. I wonder if he too was a white supremacist.

The police found thirteen of his firearms, all perfectly gun controlled (legal, in other words).

It seems to me that the statistics that matters the most with respect to homicides is type of homicide for 100,000 people. For the period 2000-2014 the US stands high in the ranking of deaths per hundred thousand within the context of a mass killings. It ranks number four, behind Norway, Finland, and….Switzerland. N. S.! (From the Wall Street Journal of 10.3 4 2015 reporting on an academic study.) I think a fourteen year period is significant. It does not look like cherry picking to me but I am open minded.

This all makes me muse about how raw figures are presented to the public. We all know the US homicide rate is high. (I don’t have the numbers at hand but there is no disagreement about the general statement.) I wonder what the US ranking would be if we deducted from the US homicide total count all homicides committed by African-Americans in areas administered by Democrats for a long time, say, more than ten years. I am thinking Chicago and Baltimore, for example. Just imagining.

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2 thoughts on “The News: Fair and Unbiased

  1. Well Jacques you finally removed any doubt in my mind that you are a shameless douche. Since you have no sense of shame, I will be embarrassed for you.

    Anyone that would like an apology for whatever mindless drivel Jacques has posted, send an email to
    embarrassed_jacques@yahoo.com and I will apologize for him. Please note that this is only for drivel posted on NOL.

    For those with a more quantitative bent there is
    http://shootingtracker.com/wiki/Mass_Shootings_in_2015 [has data for 2013 & 2014 as well but many unsolved shootings]

    For those willing to use the Looks-black-to-me-Delacroix-scale there is
    http://timelines.latimes.com/deadliest-shooting-rampages/ [has lots of pictures, goes back to 1984]

    Remember that in the world of racist assholes 1/16th African heritage or more makes you black.

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