Opinions and musings on religion, philosophy, science, politics, and life from a conservative Catholic neurosurgeon.
State Department gets second chance to list Hillary Clinton accomplishments; it doesn't go well
Grandma and Grandpa Clinton are not going to like watching that video of Psaki a million times. It's going to put the 3AM video in a whole different context. I'm also expecting some ads about the "anti-Islam video", a few of the Benghazi compound burning, and the Russian "Reset[Overcharge] Button" as well. She's such a silly loon... but colorful, I'll give her that.I'll bet the names for Chelsea's baby are already being poll tested. There's an ad there as well, now that the Clinton crime family has married into the Mezvinsky crime family. A serial rapist and a financial fraudster should provide good genes. I'm expecting the left-wing conspiracy theorists and 9/11 Troofers to light up any day now with a rerun of the Half-Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Theorem. I can't wait for the ad from Progressive Womyn Emos for Granny Clinton based on the "Leave Britney Alone" YouTube classic.
"Half-Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Theorem"NO! It's "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (TM)"It's the leftists' conspiracies that are half-vast (*)(*) say "half-vast" aloud several times
Daily Truth™:Comrades, the investments in technology and personnel we've made here at your Ministry of Truth are paying off. Here's a description of a our recent series on the Potemkin News Network [aka CNN]:If it seemed as though some scenes of CNN's documentary series "Chicagoland" were coordinated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's City Hall and the show's producers, that's because they were...The production team for the series, whose final episode aired Thursday night, told Emanuel's staff that particular scenes would present the mayor in a positive light, with one of the producers expressing a desire to showcase the mayor "as the star that he really is."--- Chicago Tribune
Yup, 1984 is here.Chicago is a crime-ridden cesspool, a progressive plantation for all intents and purposes. Now I hear talk of a federal bailout similar to Detroit. Need money? No problem. The privately-owned Federal Reserve bank prints up more paper money and lends it into circulation with interest -- the ultimate usury scheme. Fact: Chicago had a higher murder rate than Japan did in 2014. Coordinating a "documentary" with CNN (i.e. Communist News Network) to bolster Rahm Emanuel's public image is a slick political tactic. It should appeal to all 12 of their viewers.
Thanks for the bullshit “Fact”. First, Chicago can’t have “had” a higher murder rate in 2014 than Japan because it’s still 2014. Second, it doesn’t make your point. Japan has such a low murder rate that saying Chicago has a higher murder rate doesn’t at all imply that Chicago’s murder rate is particularly high.Perhaps you meant that so far in 2014 there are fewer murders in Japan than in Chicago? I wouldn’t be surprised; all of Japan has strict gun control. -KW
Yeah, that's what I meant, thus far in 2014There's an estimated 60+ million gun owners in America yet gun violence only accounts for a small portion of crime overall. Gun control = People control. "Congress shall make no law..." meaning every gun control law or regulation is an infringement upon our rights. BTW, the UK also has much stricter gun control than the US yet has about 4x the crime rate per capita. DOH! If everyone in America were disarmed except for the government, we'd all be sitting ducks, an open invitation to shred the Constitution and transform us into a full-blown socialist-communist nightmare, which is probably right up your alley. After all, a communist state is an atheist state -- a godless state devoid of morals, ethics and human rights. Don't even bother trying to dispute it. Needless to say, I trust the American people with arms far moreso than I do the government.Federal agencies recently purhased over 2 billion rounds of ammo, including hollow point and sniper rounds, and are selling military gear to local police at huge discounts. The DHS trains with targets of ordinary American citizens, such as pregnant women and children. Anyone who isn't blind knows full well what they're preparing for ...and it ain't jihadist cavemen from the middle east.What do you have to say about all the recent knife attacks? Maybe the government should ban all those high capacity assault knives with black handles. Yeah, that oughta stop would-be assailants! Dar-de-dar-dar.
Michael,Britain has around 4 times the amount of violent crime (causing individual injury) as America and 1/4 the number of murders, and also more strict gun control.However, correlation doesn't equal causation. America also has more strict policing, with more prisoners in American gaols than ever were in Stalin's gulags (around 2 million). It could be that the severe policing is preventing crimes of violence rather than gun ownership.Another possibility is that violence is often alcohol related. Many American States have strict controls on alcohol purchase or consumption.
bachfiend, millions of people are locked up but most aren't convicted on murder charges.There is no such thing as crime prevention. Guns don't cause violence, people cause violence. Millions of gun owners and yet only a tiny fraction commit crimes with firearms; most people don't go on killing sprees.It seems that the tighter the state clamps down on something, the more prevalent the crime relative to it becomes, e.g. gun control, speed cameras, "drunk" driving and so forth. There are so many nonsensical laws and onerous regulations on the books that it's virtually impossible not to violate something or another.
Michael,Your first sentence is a non sequitur. I wasn't saying that the 2 million Americans in gaol are there for murder or even violent crimes. I was just noting that the American judicial system is tough on crime, and it might be the reason why America has a lower rate of violent crime than Britain rather than gun ownership.
Are you attempting to correlate America's ludicrously high prison population with reduction in crime?
Michael,No, I'm not. As I noted 'correlation doesn't mean causation'. But it's just as plausible an explanation as your claim that high gun ownership causes a reduction in violent crime.